M&A activity continued to thrive among insurers and providers in 2019. As was the case in 2018, the healthcare industry saw several megamergers occur in 2019. Healthcare leaders pointed to industry consolidation as the year’s top priority, according to a Definitive Healthcare survey, with different reasons for pursuing mergers. Providers sought to achieve scale in order to address staffing shortages while insurers looked to respond to the increasing influence of consumerism in healthcare. While some mergers fell through, many organizations announced or finalized deals during the course of the year. Here are six major healthcare mergers that were announced or completed in 2019, according to HealthLeaders.
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